Jewish Journal

  • A Yom Hashoah Tribute, What should we really remember on this day?

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    I walked in to an apartment not really knowing what to expect.  A tall woman with high cheekbones and kind eyes greeted me at the door. Although I had never met her before, she was hardly a stranger. Paintings of little girls in vibrant colorful worlds holding the pain of visions... read on

  • “Upside Down” ........breaking free from the Shackles

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 4, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    Quiet the volume and listen to the noise
    Underneath the veins of the city that’s alive
    art cries through the mouths of starving folk
    songs cry through the vocals pleading hope

    Time is running, running, running
    and the trains are coming, coming, coming

    And we wait... read on

  • Dr. Phil & America’s Fascination with Chassidic Women

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 4, 2012 | 2:27 pm

    I was invited to attend the Dr. Phil show last week to offer commentary on their feature story about a young and beautiful woman who had a tale of unsettling circumstances in regard to her Chassidic background.  As the Dr. Phil show unfolded, I listened intently to a young woman... read on

  • Innocent Flesh, Not so Innocent

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 27, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    When Kenyetta Lethridge wrote the play “Innocent Flesh”, I doubt she even realized the strong and gripping impact it would have on her audience.  After playing in Los Angeles for several months, it is now set to be featured in New York City off Broadway as well.  With a bare... read on

  • 2012 Los Angeles Herzog Wine Festival, a Night of Elegance and Sophistication

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 22, 2012 | 9:14 pm

    This year’s annual International Food & Wine Festival event promised to be even more alluring and more popular than last year’s, forcing the Herzog Winery to move the event from their facility in Oxnard to the Century City Hyatt in Los Angeles.  This year’s 2012 wine festival... read on

  • Germany’s First Lights

    By Chava Tombosky

    December 28, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    Every year I spend one night of Chanukah with my grandmother who is eighty-nine years old. And every year it seems that I manage to leave this poor woman in tears. The last time I showed up at my Bubby’s house for Chanukah I forgot to close the oven door when I took out the latkes,... read on

  • What’s on YOUR wishlist??

    By Chava Tombosky

    December 8, 2011 | 9:48 am

    Feel free to subscribe to my vlog! Send me comments of what’s on your wishlist this year, cause how’s anyone gonna know what you want if you don’t tell ‘em??

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